Storytimes

Smart kids start here.

The Grand Rapids Public Library offers fun and educational storytimes for children ages birth – 5 years old.

Baby & Me Storytimes

Bring your baby, 0-18 months, and bounce along to fun stories, songs, and rhymes. Baby & Me is a 15-minute storytime followed by a relaxed playtime where you and baby will meet new friends.

Mondays, September 9 – November 11
1:30 pm | West Leonard
6:30 pm | Main Library

Wednesdays, September 11 – November 13
11:00 am | Yankee Clipper Branch

Thursdays, September 12 – November 14
10:30 am | Seymour Branch

Toddler Time

Bring your toddlers, ages 18 months to 3 years, to share fun stories, songs, and rhymes and learn together! Toddler Time is a 25-minute long storytime followed by a hands-on activity and playtime designed to help your child’s brain grow.

Tuesdays, September 10 – November 12
11:00 am | Main Library

Wednesdays, September 11 – November 13
10:30 am | Seymour Branch
11:00 am | West Leonard Branch

Thursdays, September 12 – November 14
11:00 am | Yankee Clipper Branch

 

Family Time

Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children 18-months to 5 years old to this 45-minuted class featuring hands-on, literacy rich activities such as stories, songs, fingerplays, and hands-on fun. Classes end with a fun and creative art activity.

Saturdays, September 14 – November 16
11:00 am | Yankee Clipper Branch

 

Pajama Time

Get cozy in your pajamas, grab your favorite stuffed animals or blanket, and come listen to the library for a special bedtime event! Listen to stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out before bed. Great for working parents!

Tuesdays, September 10 – November 12
6:30 pm | Main Library

Thursdays, September 12 – November 14
6:30 pm | Madison Square Branch

Bilingual Pajama Time

Join us for an evening bilingual storytime filled with fun stories, movement, and music activities. The 30-minute English and Spanish storytime followed by a hands-on activity and playtime. Wear your pajamas and get those wiggles out before bed! For families with children 5 and under.

Mondays, September 9 – November 11
6:30 pm | West Leonard Branch

Hora de Pijamas en Español

¡Ven a la biblioteca para disfrutar una hora de cuentos bilingüe para toda la familia! Compartiremos cuentos, rimas, musica, y movimiento. La Hora de Pijamas en Español incluye 30-minutos de lectura y movimiento seguido por una actividad para los niños y tiempo para jugar juntos. ¡Ven a la biblioteca vestido en tus piyamas para un evento especial antes de dormir!

Cada lunes del 9 de septiembre al 11 de noviembre 6:30 pm | Sucursal West Leonard

STEAM Ahead

Children ages 3-5 can discover the world around them through science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). Join us for a 20-minute storytime followed by 25-minutes of hands-on activities.

Tuesdays, September 10 – November 12
6:30 pm | Yankee Clipper Branch

Wednesdays, September 11 – November 13
11:00 am | Main Library

Thursdays, September 12 – November 14
11:00 am | West Leonard Branch

 

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Upcoming Events

Tue 17

Toddler Time

September 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tue 17

Pajama Time!

September 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tue 17

STEAM Ahead Storytime

September 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wed 18

Baby & Me Storytimes

September 18 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Wed 18

Toddler Time

September 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm